India v Sri Lanka, 3rd women's T20, Visakhapatnam January 28, 2014

Sri Lanka Women take series after six-wicket win

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Sri Lanka Women 121 for 4 (Siriwardene 46*, Lokusuriyage 24*) beat India Women 117 for 8 (Raut 38, Samuddika 2-18, Prabodhani 2-20) by six wickets
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An incisive bowling performance from Sri Lanka Women paved the way for the team's six-wicket victory against India Women in Visakhapatnam, and helped them take the series 2-1.

India, put in to bat, lost four quick wickets to slump to 12 for 4 inside four overs. Poonam Raut briefly stopped the slide, scoring a slow, but important 38 which included three fours, before departing in the 17th over. At 87 for 7, Sri Lanka would've hoped to clean up the tail quickly, but Jhulan Goswami, coming in at No.8, struck three sixes during an unbeaten 26-ball 37 to lift the hosts to 117 for 8 from their 20 overs. The seamers and spinners shared eight wickets between them for Sri Lanka, as Udeshika Prabodhani, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Maduri Samuddika and Shashikala Siriwardene ran through a line-up in which only three batters reached double figures.

Sri Lanka were slow chasing a paltry total, and were even 44 for 3 in the ninth over at one stage. However, the captain Siriwardene anchored the innings with a 42-ball 46 and forged an unbroken 32 runs for the fifth wicket with Lokusuriyage to take the visitors home with seven balls remaining.

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  • Herath-UK on January 30, 2014, 0:10 GMT

    The girls simply deserves the highest accolades for pulling off this victory. Congrats to the whole team specially to the captain Shashikala .

  • on January 28, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    Well Done Sri Lankan Girls. I am always a big fan of you!!!!

  • rajithwijepura on January 28, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    Eshani Kaushalya... Muscular woman in Women cricket.

  • on January 28, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    congrats lovely girls.... proud of u ..well played

  • yohandf on January 28, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    Well done SL girls . you lost ODI series but came back strongly to win this . time for administrators to open up on ladies game . they might improve further with financial and infrastructure . well done . Bad day for India as both their men & women teams lost series today .

  • on January 28, 2014, 12:12 GMT

    well done SL lionesses!!!! beating Indians in India is a great achievement!!!

  • Prabhash1985 on January 28, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    Congratulations Sri Lanka! Wow!!! Awesome!!! I wish we could watch that match live!

  • MelbourneMiracle on January 28, 2014, 10:54 GMT

    Weldone lionesses! Both India Men & Women teams are going through a very bad period probably due to their own mistakes...

  • on January 28, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    where is mithali? shes in indias best player all time........ and this is always stupid to rest her.... it would be a gud game then... but im always happy to she SL girls win..........................

  • anver777 on January 28, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Superb !!! beating an Indian team in India is always a big achievement by any visiting team.... very well played again & keep the Lion Flag flying !!!!

  • Herath-UK on January 30, 2014, 0:10 GMT

    The girls simply deserves the highest accolades for pulling off this victory. Congrats to the whole team specially to the captain Shashikala .

  • on January 28, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    Well Done Sri Lankan Girls. I am always a big fan of you!!!!

  • rajithwijepura on January 28, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    Eshani Kaushalya... Muscular woman in Women cricket.

  • on January 28, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    congrats lovely girls.... proud of u ..well played

  • yohandf on January 28, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    Well done SL girls . you lost ODI series but came back strongly to win this . time for administrators to open up on ladies game . they might improve further with financial and infrastructure . well done . Bad day for India as both their men & women teams lost series today .

  • on January 28, 2014, 12:12 GMT

    well done SL lionesses!!!! beating Indians in India is a great achievement!!!

  • Prabhash1985 on January 28, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    Congratulations Sri Lanka! Wow!!! Awesome!!! I wish we could watch that match live!

  • MelbourneMiracle on January 28, 2014, 10:54 GMT

    Weldone lionesses! Both India Men & Women teams are going through a very bad period probably due to their own mistakes...

  • on January 28, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    where is mithali? shes in indias best player all time........ and this is always stupid to rest her.... it would be a gud game then... but im always happy to she SL girls win..........................

  • anver777 on January 28, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Superb !!! beating an Indian team in India is always a big achievement by any visiting team.... very well played again & keep the Lion Flag flying !!!!

  • clherath on January 28, 2014, 9:06 GMT

    Wonderful performance! The last pair added 32 runs at 12.8 rpo to go with the splendid bowling at the start of Indian innings. The slow sedate scoring of women's game has been the prime stumbling block of SL women's cricket. But if they take the lesson and confidence from this game they can boost their performance against any opposition, no doubt. I am glad these girls perform to their max ability for national pride and patriotism and succeed in this manner and not for lucrative deals and money unlike their male counterparts. When we get to that stage when money runs the women's game it won't be this thrilling. But until then, we cheer on our super heroines!

  • Udendra on January 28, 2014, 8:35 GMT

    Wow, well played SL girls..!

  • Domestica on January 28, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    Well Done Girls,Proud of you...

  • cricket_jaya on January 28, 2014, 8:11 GMT

    Weldon Girls.... You can do it in World Cup Also....

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  • cricket_jaya on January 28, 2014, 8:11 GMT

    Weldon Girls.... You can do it in World Cup Also....

  • Domestica on January 28, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    Well Done Girls,Proud of you...

  • Udendra on January 28, 2014, 8:35 GMT

    Wow, well played SL girls..!

  • clherath on January 28, 2014, 9:06 GMT

    Wonderful performance! The last pair added 32 runs at 12.8 rpo to go with the splendid bowling at the start of Indian innings. The slow sedate scoring of women's game has been the prime stumbling block of SL women's cricket. But if they take the lesson and confidence from this game they can boost their performance against any opposition, no doubt. I am glad these girls perform to their max ability for national pride and patriotism and succeed in this manner and not for lucrative deals and money unlike their male counterparts. When we get to that stage when money runs the women's game it won't be this thrilling. But until then, we cheer on our super heroines!

  • anver777 on January 28, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Superb !!! beating an Indian team in India is always a big achievement by any visiting team.... very well played again & keep the Lion Flag flying !!!!

  • on January 28, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    where is mithali? shes in indias best player all time........ and this is always stupid to rest her.... it would be a gud game then... but im always happy to she SL girls win..........................

  • MelbourneMiracle on January 28, 2014, 10:54 GMT

    Weldone lionesses! Both India Men & Women teams are going through a very bad period probably due to their own mistakes...

  • Prabhash1985 on January 28, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    Congratulations Sri Lanka! Wow!!! Awesome!!! I wish we could watch that match live!

  • on January 28, 2014, 12:12 GMT

    well done SL lionesses!!!! beating Indians in India is a great achievement!!!

  • yohandf on January 28, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    Well done SL girls . you lost ODI series but came back strongly to win this . time for administrators to open up on ladies game . they might improve further with financial and infrastructure . well done . Bad day for India as both their men & women teams lost series today .